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Louis Aragon
(1897-1982) born on
Oct 03
French poet. One of the founders of French Surrealism, 1924.
The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later.

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Paris Peasant, "Preface to a Modern Mythology" (1926).
A: Paris Peasant, "Preface to a Modern Mythology" (1926).
N: Paris Peasant, "Preface to a Modern Mythology" (1926).
K: Treatise on Style, pt. 1, "The Pen" (1928).

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